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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – Stan Adkins

Stan is a valuable part of the team that is taking his PE exam in April! Click to read more about Stan, his contributions to our team, and the PE exam!

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WMBF News – Plans for a new restaurant on the Riverwalk moving along

Plans for a new steak and seafood restaurant on the Conway Riverwalk are moving along and residents and visitors could soon have a place to dine, according to city administrator Adam Emrick. City leaders said the Lower River Warehouse was built in the late 1800s, making it one of the oldest buildings on the riverfront. The Earthworks Group Inc. is providing structural design services for the building’s owner.

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WMBF News – FEMA Appeal Update

Recently revised appeal update was covered by WMBF News.  EARTHWORKS was instrumental in assessing sensitivity within local waterways to determine whether results from the recently modeled Great Pee Dee River was reflecting was actually occurring within local waterways.

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Plans continue for multi-use Inlet path

Recently revised appeal update was covered by WMBF News.  EARTHWORKS was instrumental in assessing sensitivity within local waterways to determine whether results from the recently modeled Great Pee Dee River was reflecting was actually occurring within local waterways.

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WTBW News – Horry County FEMA Flood Maps

This is the last week for Horry County to file an appeal of the recently released FEMA flood maps. The maps have caused controversy in the area because FEMA’s new flood zones could cause thousands of people to pay thousands of dollars in flood insurance. Senior environmental scientist, Stephen Williams, has followed the project from the beginning and says the FEMA maps are not accurate representations of Horry County.

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WMBF News – Horry County FEMA Flood Maps

Homeowners, business owners, flood mapping experts and Horry County leaders are concerned about the new Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood zone maps. Lisa Bourcier, spokesperson for Horry County, said the county is under a 90-day review period for FEMA’s maps. That is scheduled to end July 16, but the county applied for a 30-day extension to have more time to study the maps and the data behind them. The county requested additional data from FEMA and is looking into hiring an outside consultant.

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WMBF News – Horry County FEMA Flood Maps

Homeowners, business owners, flood mapping experts and Horry County leaders are concerned about the new Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood zone maps. Lisa Bourcier, spokesperson for Horry County, said the county is under a 90-day review period for FEMA’s maps. That is scheduled to end July 16, but the county applied for a 30-day extension to have more time to study the maps and the data behind them. The county requested additional data from FEMA and is looking into hiring an outside consultant.

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South Strand News – Murrells Inlet 2020

The proposed Inlet to Intracoastal Multipurpose Path, nicknamed the I2I, is one step closer to becoming a reality in Murrells Inlet. During a special meeting on May 16, the Murrells Inlet 2020 board of directors voted unanimously to pay $7,500 to the Earthworks Group, a planning and design consulting firm. That amount is for compiling a base map and determining additional surveying and expenses required for the path.

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WMBF News – North Myrtle Watershed

Bacteria in the watershed surrounding Cherry Grove has restricted shellfish harvesting on and off in the area for the past several years, but that could finally change after the city develops a watershed management plan. Kevin Blayton, public works director for North Myrtle Beach, said the city has been trying to take a closer look at the bacteria sources in the watershed for the past ten years, but this is the first grant to come through for the city to be able to actually carry out that idea.

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Watershed-based Plan was focus of conference

Watershed-based Plan was focus of conference Efforts to inform and educate the public about the Murrells Inlet estuary topped discussions at the Nov. 5 Murrells Inlet 2020 meeting.  The topics covered were presentations at the recent S.C. Water Resources Conference and tentative plans for a grant for implementing stormwater filtering systems recommended in the Murrells Inlet Watershed-based Plan. Steve Williams, a board member of Murrells Inlet 2020 who also works with Earthworks Group, gave an overview of the S.C. Water Resources Conference at the group’s Nov. 5 meeting.

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